German Aerospace Center

Solar researchers demonstrate new solar irradiance nowcasting system in a 50-megawatts concentrated solar power plant

To know the solar radiation of the next fifteen minutes is one of the objectives of the working group solar energy meteorology in DLR’s Institute of Solar Research. In cooperation with the companies CSP Services GmbH and TSK Flagsol Engineering GmbH, the scientists have developed the new nowcasting system WOBAS, [...]

When and how is investing in a concentrated solar power plant worth it?

Scientists from DLR have, together with partners, compiled a guide to calculate the yield from a solar power plant before operations have started. The project financing of solar power plants should be easier with the guide and their competitiveness consequently given a boost. Scientists from the German Aerospace Center [...]

It is all in the mix – study of the efficiency of Concentrated Solar Power technologies

How will the technologies for the production of electricity from solar energy develop in the coming decades? Which technology is the most economical? What opportunities do the combination of multiple systems offer? A study conducted under the leadership of the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) [...]

DLR energy research: Think tank for concentrated solar power plants

The German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) is celebrating its fortieth year of energy research in 2016, giving decision makers a chance to reflect. One of these decision makers is Michael Geyer, who is a physicist and engineer, and an expert on solar thermal power plants. For [...]

DLR test and qualification laboratory for concentrated solar power plants

The German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) is supporting the Indian power provider NTPC in its project to establish a research centre to test and develop solar power plants and their components. DLR researchers are supplying systems, measurement equipment and expertise, and are helping to select [...]

Economical, efficient, sustainable – thermochemical storage

Energy researchers at the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) have put into service an innovative thermal storage system that uses lime as the storage medium. The lime storage system is a further development of an initial prototype and can store energy more economically and efficiently. [...]

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DLR has developed the ‘CentRec’ centrifugal receiver, an innovative concept for concentrated solar power (CSP) plants

In a new radiation receiver developed for solar tower power plants, ceramic particles of around one millimetre in size are heated to 1000 degrees Celsius.

Testing components for Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plants in Morocco and South Africa

The German Aerospace Center is testing the performance and durability of reflectors and receivers for concentrated solar power (CSP) plants in Ouarzazate, Morocco and in Bokpoort, South Africa.

Saudi-German workshop focuses on concentrated solar power (CSP) collaboration

Until 2032, the Kingdom will develop 41 gigawatts of solar energy, of which 25 gigawatts are meant to be produced with concentrating solar thermal power technology for Saudi Arabia.